GF Vegan Soy Balls Garam Masala Curry

July 9, 2020
I love a good vegan curry, don't you, too?

This was inspired by an Indian recipe. I couldn't get the main ingredient, but I still really wanted to try it. I made it with my modifications and it turned out amazing!

While many vegan versions of chicken curries use chickpeas, potatoes, or tofu as a meat substitute, I’m using soy balls here. They have such a satisfying, chewy texture. You can use seitan if you don't have to be gluten-free.
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GF Vegan Soy Balls Garam Masala Curry

Recipe Type: Hearty Entrees
utensils YIELDS 3-4 servings
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  • 1 tbsp sunflower seed oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can chopped tomato
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 cup veggie stock
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 350 g soy balls
  • 120 g vegan yogurt
  • 150 ml plant milk of choice
  • 1 tsp garam masala
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1. In a large pan, heat up the oil and sauté the onions and garlic until translucent.

2. Add the spices (except for garam masala) and whisk for about 1-2 minute, or until fragrant.

3. Blend in chopped tomato and veggie stock. Add the dried soy balls, salt, sugar, dairy-free yogurt and cook until soy balls are soft.

4. Add the vegan milk and bring to a boil. Taste and adjust seasoning. Add garam masala according to your taste.

Serve hot with rice or vegan naan / roti bread.



Photo: Imola Toth

Imola is a Hatha and Ashtanga yoga teacher, tree planter and writer and editor of Raised by the Wolf, an online magazine for Wild Women, with a passion for exploring and life outdoors. Originally from Hungary but currently planting trees and rewilding the enchanting forests of France. Hop over to RBTW magazine, and blog and follow her on Instagram @yogiraisedbythewolf


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